I just watched the video "A Tribute to Queen Mary, Consort of King George V" - thanks for posting that, Warren.
What a gracious and dignified lady - a worthy consort for the monarch.
Originally Posted by Argyle
Recently I was watching a documentary about King George V and Queen Mary and one of the people being interviewed said that Mary had quite a strong German accent. Would this have been correct? As Mary grew up in England and her mother was English I would have thought she would have had an English accent.
- if that was Her Majesty speaking at the launching of the ship "Queen Mary", in the video, she seems to have had a clipped and very correct (for her era) English pronunciation, that's all.